Japan Foundation/UCSB Graduate Division Research Accelerator Awards, 2020

March 14, 2020 Off By JTWeb

Application Deadline: May 10, 2020

Thanks to generous funding from Japan Foundation and the UCSB Graduate Division, four Graduate Student Accelerator Awards of $8,000 each are available for Summer 2020. The Awards will support dissertation research in Japanese Studies through either pre-doctoral intensive summer research or advanced intensive language training in Japan. A student’s field is completely open, but the research must lead to new advances in Japanese Studies.

A competitive application includes:

  1. a plan and rationale for the research activity or intensive language training (max. 500 words)
  2. a detailed budget
  3. a short letter from the main advisor that situates the summer project within the larger trajectory towards the PhD.

Please note that the usual rules regarding eligibility to receive fellowship funds apply. 

Please send application materials to fruhstuck@eastasian.ucsb.edu, preferably with “JF Graduate Award” in the subject line.

The committee will announce its selection by May 31, 2020.

Committee: Professor Miriam Wattles (History of Art and Architecture), Professor Jessica Nakamura (Theater and Dance, Co-PI), Professor Sabine Frühstück (EALCS, PI, committee chair).